Originally Published in the American Naturopathic Medical Association Monitor and the Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients

Bioelectrical Stimulation for People with Patterns Consistent with Certain Chronic Infections
Dr. Thiel runs a clinic in Arroyo Grande, County of San Luis Obispo, California. A recently published study found that he was able to help 929 of 945 Who Saw Dr. Thiel Reported Improvement. Bioelectrical stimulation is one of the modalties that he uses at times.

He can help you or a loved one. Call 1-805-489-7188 to schedule an appointment. Robert Thiel, Ph.D., Naturopath, Director of Research, Doctors’ Research Key words: infections, bioelectrical stimulation, zappers, nutrition, parasite, fungi, virus, staphylococci, streptococci, alternative health, antibiotic alternatives ABSTRACT The purpose of this pilot trial was to determine whether there may be any efficacy to combining the use of bioelectrical stimulating units with nutritional interventions for people with patterns consistent with chronic fungal, bacterial, viral, or parasitic infections. This trial was a pretest-posttest, natural control-group design where subjects were assessed before and after bioelectrical stimulation was introduced by the use of a device, most commonly referred to as a ?zapper?. 140 of 143 (97.9%) participants reported improvement within 45 days, P<.01; 48.2% improved substantially and 49.7% improved minimally. Thus, it appears that combining bioelectrical stimulation with nutritional interventions may have efficacy and deserves further study.
Thiel R. Bioelectrical Stimulation for People with Patterns Consistent with Certain Chronic Infections. ANMA Monitor, 1998; 2(4):5-9 Thiel R. Bioelectrical Stimulation for People with Patterns Consistent with Certain Chronic Infections. Townsend Letter, 2000; 203:65-67

INTRODUCTION Reports of infections are on the increase [1-4]. Within the past two decades, at least twenty new infectious diseases (or new presentations of old infectious diseases) have become universally recognized as problems for humans [3,4]. Increases of infections are believed to be caused by changes in lifestyle, diet, agricultural practices, travel,

11. The natural control group met the same criteria. Dr. which then has led to an increase of the amounts of strains of bacteria which are resistant to antibiotics [5. Others have made units which predate her comments. Similar to my hypothesis that all matter appears to emit some type of electro-magnetic energy [8]. This.6].). Dr. and followed the nutritional recommendations. did not wear a pacemaker. Clark has hypothesized that all living matter emits some type of high frequency energy (which she terms as ?bioradiation?). . and that devices exist which can generate the proper frequencies.and medical interventions [2-4]. had not completely responded to previous nutritional interventions.9. underwent at least one zapping session. came to our office.10]. Regarding medical interventions.D. involves the use of bioelectrical stimulation (which she terms ?zapping?) combined with herbal interventions [2]. One approach.. Clark believes that all invading organisms are parasitic and can be destroyed by zapping or by being exposed to an electronic field at a frequency taken from its own bioradiation band width. had evidence of a pattern of chronic infection consistent within the scope of this trial. N. instructions on how to make such devices are now nearly universally available from a variety of copyrighted sources (and these devices are often made and used by the lay public without any type of supervision) [2. signed a consent agreement. Dr. Dr. has led to the development of stronger antibiotics. Clark has stated that a zapper can selectively electrocute parasitic organisms without adversely affecting humans because humans are not harmed by such a low voltage (9v) and that the frequencies that affect parasites are sufficiently far removed from those that could bother humans [2]. even back in the 19th Century [9. A clinical trial was performed to determine if such interventions may have any efficacy when combined with nutritional interventions. except that they did not undergo a zapping session. as advocated by Hulda Clark (Ph. There is even a strain of staphylococcus aureus that was initially described as ?a deadly bacterium that can resist every drug in science’s infection-treatment arsenal? [7].5]. the excessive use of antibiotics has led to an increase of bacteria which are resistant to antibiotics [5]. Actually.D. agreed to provide (and did provide) feedback. Clark believes that a particular frequency range for each form of living matter can be identified and that a lethal effect can be obtained through a device she refers to as a ?zapper? [2]. in turn.12]. were not pregnant. Approaches other than antibiotics are needed to deal with these and other infections [2. MATERIALS AND METHOD Non-HIV infected adults were eligible for inclusion in this pretest-posttest trial if they resided in California.

combined with the interview process. but 15 failed to provide the required feedback.9% reported significant . herbal. California. The commercial model used was a SyncroZap Pulse Generator Model B3 from Self Health Resource Center. have been written about extensively elsewhere by this investigator [8. Ages ranged from 5 to 84 years. 12. 158 people were eligible.13-15] and are not the independent variable being tested in this trial. The engineered model was based upon the same design as the commercial model (was also operated by a 9 volt battery). strains. The commercial model was normally held for 7 minutes with 15-20 minute breaks. but due to an extra integrated circuit. 34 were in the natural control group. As the State of California does not allow naturopaths to order medical tests. 41 of the participants were male and 102 were female. the average control also had 1. and glandular combinations).1 chronic infections (note that reflex assessment is not diagnostic [8]). Five categories of infection were considered without regard to specific species. its output sweeps the frequency in steps of 2 KHz from 20 . Imperial Beach. Of the 31 actually in the natural control group 9 of them were male and 22 of them were female. they are not detailed in this paper. All were interviewed for approximately 30 minutes. total with any improvement was 97. including dietary restrictions when involved. or varieties.9%. Subjects were re-interviewed approximately three weeks later to determine any change.40 KHz (this sweeping is believed by the developer to generate an output at 10 times as many frequencies than the commercial model). changes in health in this pilot trial was based upon subject reports of improvement. Subjects then underwent one or more zapping sessions. Signs and symptoms associated with their possible infections were noted. it is operated by a 9 volt battery and produces a 32KHz output. All continued with their nutritional recommendations (taking commercially available vitamin. Of the 143 actual participants. suggested that the average participant had 1. while the engineered model was normally held for 15 minutes with 10 minute breaks. In the control group. RESULTS Reflex assessment.7% reported minimal improvement (less than 75% improvement). Two different zappers were used: A commercial model and a specially engineered model. whereas 49. A zapping session consisted of having the participant hold a zapping unit (two different ones were used in this study) three times for between 7 to 15 minutes each time. ages ranged from 4-82. 48. but 3 failed to provide the required feedback.1 chronic infections. with a break of between 10-20 minutes (time varied depending upon the zapper used).This report includes every subject who met these criteria during the twelve month time period of this trial.2% reported substantial symptomatic improvement (between 75% improvement to complete remission). As the nutritional interventions.

60....... Temporary adverse reactions to supplementation included increased itching (in subjects who had previously complained of itching).......7%..... Dr. Robert Beck regarding the use of a similar device states ?if subjects ever feel sleepy... (A recent monograph by Dr...... all of which stated that benefits associated with the zapper exceeded the temporal adverse reactions..... 2.....9% of participants reported symptomatic improvement. The improvement by possible infection type for the participants is shown below...0%. 21..... Substantially Improved...... fatigue.. lethargy...........4% reported minimal improvement.... 33... When long-term staphylococcus infections were present that did not clear-up with conventional antibiotic treatments.........6%.. they may be neglecting sufficient water intake? [16]. DISCUSSION .... and mild intestinal discomfort: these complaints were only temporary when they occurred (generally less than one week)... 10.......4% Parasitic................0..improvement... 25.0% Staph.. 60....4% with the engineered model (both combined with supplementation) reporting improvement.. and coughing... listless.7%....... or have flu-like reactions. itching.... Analyzing the results utilizing Chi-square.5%... 35.... abdominal pain. total with any improvement was 61. skin rashes.. the engineered model seemed to be substantially more effective than the commercial model............5% ....... 75.......... fecal incontinence..... were noted from three (2... whereas 48. with 97............ indigestion..3% Viral. flatulence.. congestion.. specifically dizziness or a near intoxicating feeling.....0%... increase of various reported symptoms....1 and P <0.. % Minimally Improved Strep.... 42.....6%.4% zapped with the commercial model and 98.... Clark advises that those who are pregnant or wearing a pacemaker should not use a zapping unit [2]) A more commonly heard comment was that some participants (5.1%) of the participants... 61...... Temporary (lasting less then one hour) adverse reactions to zapping... constipation.........01 respectively.1%) felt refreshed or relaxed after undergoing the zapping sessions.....0%.. bloated or headachy..7% The commercial zapping model seemed to require more repeated sessions than the engineered model to get similar results: this could be because the engineered model was designed differently (with an extra circuit) and/or because it was held by the participants longer................ 97.......... %... 37.. sluggish. Improvement (from both groups) was reported for symptoms including bloating............ 33... comparing the two groups for total improvement and any improvement revealed P <.. Neither age nor gender were found to have any significant impact on improvement. Type.....8%.......... 59.. 39.3%......3% Fungal. diarrhea...

?Any positively offset frequency kills all bacteria.) It is possible that the body produces additional acid. including the inactivation of muscle acetyl CoA carboxylase and increasing AMP-activated protein kinase [23]. most parasites are believed to live within the digestive tract [1. Clark has implied that this may not be the case [2]).3% improved substantially. animal studies support the hypothesis that electrical stimulation has various effects on the body. by nature. viruses and parasites? (according to Dr. First.15]. however. Although one major study found parasites in 20. on their own. must be able to live in an organism for a long-time without killing the host organism or getting killed by it [19]. it needs to be understood that both the colon and the small intestine produce electrical spike bursts [22]. The inactivation of muscle acetyl CoA carboxylase may temporarily increase pyruvic acid [24] or decrease the effectiveness of normal portions of the immune system [25]. duration (seven minutes). Many of the participants were greatly impressed by the effectiveness of the zapper. many of these parasites appear to not always cause detectable symptoms [1].18] (though Dr. My previous research has clearly shown that nutritional interventions can. specifically the bowel contents [2]). Third. There are several reasons to believe that there may be scientific justification for the use of zappers. Second. A positive offset frequency is one which alternates between positive and zero voltage. zapping probably did not kill ?all bacteria. Thus. it needs to be understood that precisely how the body combats parasitic infections is not fully known [20]. It . Clark has written. viruses and parasites simultaneously given sufficient voltage (5 to 10 volts). This trial attempted to see if adding the intervention of bioelectrical stimulation could result in symptomatic improvement to greater degrees for people with chronic infections.This trial did not include anyone who completely responded to previous nutrition-only interventions. and frequency (anything from 10 Hz to 500. many health practitioners do not seem to understand that yeast/fungal infections and parasites are often found in humans [17. has an IgG response [1.000 Hz)? [2]. In humans.18]. felt the zapper had no effect and improvement was entirely due to the continued use of supplementation. How does zapping work? Dr. This trial suggests that since only 48. this may be because many of the disease causing parasites have the ability to turn off immune responses [20]. Parasites. Clark’s book. result in symptomatic improvement when chronic infections are present [14. (Both immune and non-immune responses are involved in the body’s defenses against pathogens of all types [20]. some who improved. it is not surprising that the highest percentage of the participants had this type of infection. the reason could be that possibly the current did not access all body regions.1% of stool samples [18]. I am not at all certain that zapping actually kills any invading microorganism. or has other actions to deal with intestinal parasites [20].21]. Although most understand that bacterial and viral infections are common [1-4].

Dr. for some people it only seems to be needed one or two times (some many more). I conclude they had been infecting the parasites. it can be concluded that zapping and . After a third zapping. Clark and this investigator have different opinions. Clark has written that the first zapping ?kills viruses. even hours later?[2]. or some other defense mechanism is somehow stimulated through zapping and thus some segment of the immune system. Is the solution to the multiple infectious agents. and killing the parasites released them.C. or parasite. biochemical acid. as has been proposed by some [6]. Although this is not certain. E. It is of interest to note that a technique recently developed at the Royal London Hospital uses gracilis muscle augmentation combined with electrical stimulation to improve sphincter control in individuals with fecal incontinence [27] (some of the subjects in this trial had this symptom). destroys the invader. bacteria. This last hypothesis is consistent with work performed by Dr. But a few minutes later. new antibiotics? With deadly infections that do not respond to ?drugbased? treatments [4-7]. however. but soon a few viruses appear again. Nutritional interventions give the body substances which it can use to improve immune responses [18].has been reported that researchers from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine found that passing a current of only 50 microamps can prevent certain viruses (including HIV) from replicating [26]. Cordingley that ?electrotherapy? increases ?local nutrition? [29]. They must have been infecting some of the last bacteria.17]. I never find any viruses.19]. Dr. And I should add. and at least 150 medically significant yeast/fungi (Candida albicans is only 1 of them) [17. Regardless of which (or whose) hypothesis is correct.29] or IgG (immunoglobin G) [1. Weaver. It is also consistent with a similar hypothesis written in 1924 by Dr. Weaver performed a study in which he found that electrical stimulation appeared to make the body’s cell walls more permeable so that its response to infection after ingesting supplemental nutrients was enhanced [28]. J. and parasites. many different bacteria and viruses [4-7]. Why does a subject undergo three zappings? Dr. It appears that repeated zappings are needed because it takes that long for the proper portion of the immune system to be properly stimulated into action. it appears that either nutrient absorption is somehow improved [28.30]. should not other avenues be explored? The results of this study suggest that zapping combined with nutritional interventions may have helped most of the participants improve. There are at least 130 different parasites [2. The second zapping kills the released viruses and bacteria.W. because often the same infection remains. It may be possible that some of the body’s defense mechanisms against pathogens include electrical activity or that electrical activity may improve nutrient absorption. This investigator does not agree. bacteria. bacteria and viruses (different ones) often recur. but not the zapper. some T cell (T-lymphocyte).

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